Althea Mae Perry, age 64, of the New River community passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at the Big South Medical Center. She was born October 6,1958, in Scott County, TN. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Burl Henry Jr. and Ruth Jones Henry, great-grandson Jaxon Connor Anderson and sister Barb Wright.

Survived by:

Husband: Franklin Perry

Children: Melissa Duncan, Steve Perry, Amy Bolton (Jimmy), Jennifer Perry, Michael (Joy)

Grandkids: Torey Leib (Nicholas), Destiny (Wyatt), Sara Beth, Dakota, Patience, Colton (Kimberly), Kadden (Peyton), Carter (Shieann), Skylar, Logan, Jace, Shay

Great Grandkids: Declan, Abel, Spence, Bellamy, Cybil

Sisters: Kay Hutson (Raymond), Nancy Ford, Mary Chambers (Steve)

Brother: Donnie Henry (Vanessa)

Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends

Pallbearers will be her grandsons and nephews: Dakota, Colton, Kadden, Carter, Jimmy, Jordan, Jerred, Nick and Raymond

Honorary Pallbearers: Donnie and Kay

Family will receive friends 11-1 PM Monday, November 28th at New River Baptist Church with funeral service to follow at 1 PM, Rev. David Walker officiating. Interment will be in Kilbeck Cemetery in Black Creek, TN.

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Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home